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Dr. faustus as a tragedy of Reneissance aspirations

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The tragedy of Dr. Faustus, can be better understood as a tragedy of Renaissance aspirations from the opening of the related Boito Opera Mephistofeles .  The opera opens with the title character (AKA Satan) bragging that the "enlightenment" (an event that helped define the Renaissance) has made his self-appointed task of turning people away from God too easy.  God then points out that Dr. Faustus is part of the Enlightenment, but remains a faithful Christian.  A Job-like challenge arises (in the...

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